IT MAKES YOU SMARTER
Coffee is the most used psychoactive substance in the world. Caffeine is absorbed into the bloodstream and travels to the brain which leads to enhanced firing of neurons. Human trials show that coffee improves such brain functions as memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, reaction times and general cognitive function.
IT HELPS BURN FAT
Caffeine is found in almost every commercial fat burning supplement. It is one of the very few naturally occurring substances that has been proven to aid fat burning. Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the metabolic rate by 3-11%; increase fat burning by up to 10% in obese people and 20% in lean people. There is the possibility, however, that these effects will diminish with long term use.
IMPROVES PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE
Caffeine is know to stimulate the nervous system causing it to signal fat cells to break down body fat. It also increases the adrenaline levels in the blood which is the “fight” or “flight” hormone designed to make our bodies ready for intense physical exertion. Caffeine causes the fat cells to break down body fat, releasing them into the blood as free fatty acids and making them available as fuel. Studies have shown that having a coffee about 30 minutes to your workout has been shown to improve performance by 11-20%.
IT CONTAINS ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS
Coffee beans are loaded with nutrients. A single cup of coffee contains: 11% RDA of Riboflavin or vitamin B12; 6% RDA of Vitamin B5; 3% RDA Manganese and Potassium; 2% RDA Magnesium and Niacin or Vitamins B3. While these numbers may seem low, most people consume more than one cup of coffee a day and they can add up.
LOWERS TYPE II DIABETES
Over 300 million people worldwide are afflicted with this disease and the numbers are rising. Studies have shown that regular coffee drinkers reduce their risk of getting this disease by 23-50%. A massive study involving over $58,000 people showed that each cup of coffee consumed daily indicated a reduced risk of 7% of developing this disease.
HELPS PREVENT ALZHEIMER’S AND DIMENTIA
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease and the leading cause of dementia worldwide. While once the preserve of the over 65 set, Alzheimer’s is affecting people at a younger age. Drinking coffee may be effective against preventing this disease along with diet and exercise. Some studies have indicated a reduced risk of up to 65% in coffee drinkers.